Design of Steel Buildings for Second Order Effects

by William F. Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials and Member Behavior


Several methods of calculating corrected effective length factors for unbraced frames are presented and discussed. In addition, an alternate format is suggested for the ASD beam-column interaction equations. The design of selected columns in a story of a 27-story moment frame are used as a method of comparison for the different methods.

Subject Headings: Building design | Steel | Steel structures | Steel columns | Steel frames | Steel construction | Effective length | Allowable stress design

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